HPV is very common with 70% of the adult population having at least one genital HPV infection in their lifetime.
More than 91% of people with a history of a genital HPV infection that have a healthy immune system, will clear the virus or suppress the virus into a non detectable, dormant state.
Currently if no visible wart is seen within 2 years it is considered a resolved infection unlikely to reappear or be spread to an uninfected partner.
Condoms will reduce the chance of HPV passing, but since HPV is passed by skin to skin contact there is a chance it can still be passed to areas not covered by the condom.
Have a look at our HPV web page for more information.
Also have a look at our client HPV handout for more information.
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